The Battleship Texas State Historic Site will close to the public Aug. 26, allowing staff and contractors full accessibility to the ship ensuring they can safely perform the necessary preparation work ahead of a repair project. The last day the public will be able to explore the Battleship Texas will be Sunday, Aug. 25.
“It is important that we take the necessary steps to preserve the profound legacy of the Battleship Texas,” said Rodney Franklin, Director of Texas State Parks. “I look forward to the next chapter that the Battleship will experience after these much-needed repairs are completed. The ship has taken part in some of the most significant naval battles of the 20th century and we hope it will continue to be around for future generations of Texans to enjoy.”
During the closure, staff will be cataloging and securing thousands of artifacts on board the ship, as well as removing large exhibit collections before it is transported for repair.
Visitors will continue to have access to the San Jacinto Monument, the San Jacinto Battleground and the park’s nature trails during the closure.